May 29, 2015

Socks to order

I just finished a course through the unemployment agency.
And of course I spent a lot of the time we had to listen to people talk knitting.
One of the course leaders noticed that I knit socks, and on the last day before we went out to do an 8 week internship she asked if I could make her a pair of socks.
And she'd pay for them.
How could I refuse?

May 28, 2015


It seems like I always go back to socks when I need something easy to knit.
Why is it always socks? Why do I not choose mittens or hats or shawls?
God knows I have more than enough of them in my Ravelry queue.
76 mittens and 22 shawls to be exact. And 76 socks...

But back to why I always choose socks.

I remember my first pair of socks. How I struggled with the heel and gusset.
That I rang up my mom almost yelling at her for not explaining it right.
My frustration with the pattern. The moment when I finally understood the heel turn.
And that first, slightly weird, finished sock.

After that I went from the Norwegian pattern that kinda expects you to have knitted since you were 2 years old, to the american patterns that feeds you every line with a pipette everything became clear.
It was so easy!
I still struggle with some sock patterns. But now when I struggle I fix it, because I know how to.

So if you struggle with one sock pattern, try another one.
Find one that spells it out, line by line, stitch by stitch.

May 27, 2015

Book review: "Me Before You"

So, a while before Christmas I bought this book, "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes.
It took me until now to finish reading it, not because it wasn't interesting or good, but because I've been really distracted with everything that's been going on in my life. And the fact that some of my friends that have read the book told me that I'd cry my eyes out...
And that's EXACTLY what I did. Oh my god!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves chick-lit but with a deeper story than the typical chick-lit books.
I won't tell you anything about the book, just encourage you to read it!

By the way, a few days ago I found out that Jojo Moyes is coming out with a sequel to this book, called "After You". I'm SO going to read it!